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Re: Best edition to start?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:47 pm
by matoi
I first studied the 4th ed then got the 1st too.
FWIW I much prefer the 1st ed, for my brain it was easier, more clear and faster...

Re: Best edition to start?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:58 pm
by gvetsch
I would grab the 1st edition if you can. A much more basic and clear approach to the theory.
Reading the 4th edition can be frustrating at times.


Greg

Re: Best edition to start?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:21 am
by gvetsch
If it's hardcover then it's probably the fourth edition. Not what your looking for.

Re: Best edition to start?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:36 pm
by gvetsch
Hmmm..the 4th edition has a grey cover under the jacket cover.
I checked eBay and saw a white 1970 version, coil bound for $375 but no hardcover edition.
What was the exact title of the book. The first edition has "for improvisation "added to the title.
Also I believe vol 1 refers to the 4th edition as it has 2 volumes.(vol 2 not to be released for some reason)
The first edition has never been called vol 1.
It could be possible that a hardcover 1st edition was published for Libraries.

Re: Best edition to start?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:27 pm
by gvetsch
I was going to request the link..thanx. Looks like a first edition with charts and copyright info.
A few subtle differences than mine.
As I said it might be a library book
A little odd that there are no pictures of the text in the book.

Re: Best edition to start?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:23 pm
by guitarjazz
The 1959 edition includes horizontal tonal gravity so for that alone is worth studying. The latest edition starts with the theoretical background.
Listen to George Russell's Jazz In the Space Age and New York, NY.